xms and Heretics part ways

The 23-year-old is now a free agent and open to offers from teams in France, Europe and North America.

Alexandre "⁠xms⁠" Forté has stepped down from his post in Heretics after health issues put him on the sidelines intermittently over the past two months, handicapping the team as they had to replace him both during practice and on match days.

The 23-year-old's move puts an end to a ten month run in Heretics that started when he joined the French squad at the beginning of the year following the departures of David "⁠Davidp⁠" Prins and David "⁠devoduvek⁠" Dobrosavljevic.

xms has now joined the free agent pool and is open to offers

On top of the health issues that burdened xms during the past months, the Frenchman adds that "there were many things I couldn't appreciate anymore in the team," highlighting the atmosphere, which he says changed following the sacking of coach Morgan "⁠B1GGY⁠" Madour and the departure of Nabil "⁠Nivera⁠" Benrlitom to Vitality, barring the squad from reaching the form they had earlier this year when they finished sixth at ESL One: Road to Rio - Europe.

xms will now take a few weeks off to tend to personal business and work on his health in order to return to the game fully invested, but is open to offers from teams in France, Europe and North America.

Heretics, who used the services of several stand-ins when xms' health issues didn't allow him to play and are now down to four players, tweeted that the organization will announce a new fifth in the coming days.

Heretics are now:

France Bryan "⁠Maka⁠" Canda
France Fabien "⁠kioShiMa⁠" Fiey
France Lucas "⁠Lucky⁠" Chastang
France Jordan "⁠Python⁠" Munck-Foehrle

France Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Bryan 'Maka' Canda
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.11
France Jordan 'Python' Munck-Foehrle
Jordan 'Python' Munck-Foehrle
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
67
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
Belgium Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Nabil 'Nivera' Benrlitom
Age:
19
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
186
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Lucas 'Lucky' Chastang
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
782
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
712
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Belgium David 'Davidp' Prins
David 'Davidp' Prins
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
774
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1489
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
France Morgan 'B1GGY' Madour
Morgan 'B1GGY' Madour
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
39
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
oh no
2020-11-08 13:50
6 replies
I will join Heretics.
2020-11-08 13:51
3 replies
oh no
2020-11-08 13:56
2 replies
Wtf I just commented this and they deleted insides of my future joining to Heretics.
2020-11-08 13:58
Since his start he was the worst player ever, i dont know why they take him
2020-11-08 14:14
#38
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Portugal BraZGod
second portuguese #1 , gj ma friend #sawtouadar #portugalcaralho
2020-11-08 14:20
#2
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
Hahahaah
2020-11-08 13:50
Expected gl xms
2020-11-08 13:50
1 reply
#9
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Serbia LtN))
+1
2020-11-08 13:52
#4
OK | 
Albania Edjon
this happened yesterday hltv wat doink
2020-11-08 13:50
YAHAHA Its valorant time
2020-11-08 13:51
#7
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Serbia LtN))
heretics disband? :(
2020-11-08 13:52
Maka deserves a better team, rest can play valorant
2020-11-08 13:52
2 replies
+1
2020-11-08 15:04
+100
2020-11-08 15:16
retire again for some months LUL
2020-11-08 13:52
#11
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New Zealand SkirmishX
Maka needs to be picked up as a 6th on G2 or 7th for Vitality if they really want to lol
2020-11-08 13:53
Best Ace EVER, and he's only 23, shame no better career for him
2020-11-08 13:53
#13
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Get NBK for these young guns like Maka and Python , will save OG too because he drags them down!
2020-11-08 13:53
3 replies
"Young guns" who lose to APOLOGIZEE ESPORTS hahahahahah
2020-11-08 14:01
2 replies
#22
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Pakistan LoOuU2
sshhh , i am trying to make whole Heretics irrelevant here with the move.
2020-11-08 14:01
1 reply
oofh ssory
2020-11-08 14:06
Gl xms
2020-11-08 13:54
xms gonna retire for the 3rd time?
2020-11-08 13:58
#19
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Ukraine ksay
another retirement?
2020-11-08 14:00
finally!!!
2020-11-08 14:01
Jacks incoming
2020-11-08 14:02
#24
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Serbia TheSerb
+body?
2020-11-08 14:04
+Jackz
2020-11-08 14:05
#26
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Lithuania Edze
5 bullets 5 kills
2020-11-08 14:06
time to retire once again
2020-11-08 14:06
#29
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Malaysia Suno[t]
lol hltv users faster than hltv news
2020-11-08 14:07
#30
gla1ve | 
Hungary syos
poor kio:(
2020-11-08 14:08
1 reply
#65
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United States B0b3rT
He is NOT the problem :(
2020-11-08 17:49
#31
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Bulgaria f0ukS
welcome jackz :)
2020-11-08 14:10
Expected
2020-11-08 14:12
Dead team without nivera anyways. Well... Jackz kioshima Lucky Maka pyton/Mistuaa/Shox/+1 could maybe be smth.
2020-11-08 14:14
7 replies
#37
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Switzerland Juuzou_
And who will IGL? Lucky.. lol
2020-11-08 14:19
5 replies
tell me better options...
2020-11-08 14:21
3 replies
#51
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Switzerland Juuzou_
IGL options are terrible. But that doesn’t justify this as a good squad
2020-11-08 14:54
2 replies
I I didn't say that it would be good squad but lucky is probably the best option for an igl
2020-11-08 14:56
1 reply
#58
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Switzerland Juuzou_
Yeah i know. You start arguing with me over better options. I just wanted to point out that lucky as IGL is not great.
2020-11-08 15:58
lucky has been igl-ing for Heretics since he was added
2020-11-08 14:43
its good to see jackz reunited with lucky and maka but i dont see any chances misutaaa/shox leaving Vitality
2020-11-08 14:44
#35
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France Il_padrino
MIX LDLC and HERETICS, best sub top team
2020-11-08 14:15
#36
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Switzerland Juuzou_
Finally, this guy is just not good enough
2020-11-08 14:18
#40
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Japan Amatsuk1
oh no jacks heretics confirmed :<
2020-11-08 14:23
#41
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Turkey DodoMan47
Welcome jackz Also gl 5 shots 5 kill man :D
2020-11-08 14:28
4 replies
Jackz would be a nice upgrade. G2 probably want to keep it 6 man for now...maybe.
2020-11-08 14:36
3 replies
#66
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Turkey DodoMan47
Jackz is amazing and probably g2 wants to keep him.I heard something about his english level isnt enough for international team.I think if g2 wants to keep him he should think about his career.He isnt so young and wont develop his game so much.If he wants money g2 is better for him but if he wanna play his last years Heretics would be good for him.If g2 dont wants to keep him he would go to heretics too.I dont know about his contract if his contract is long heretics cant afford him. Also if he dont wanna play he can be a model too :DD
2020-11-08 18:19
2 replies
True. It depends on how much Heretics can appeal to him. Maka and Lucky still being their is a solid foundation but I don't know about Kio. Even in their run in RTR he and XMS were sort of hit or miss. And I haven't seen Python play yet. But you're right he can always fall back on modeling, he is very sexy men)) facebook.com/G2esports/posts/audric-jack..
2020-11-08 21:21
1 reply
#69
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Turkey DodoMan47
Maka just shared he is open for offers.Maybe theyre disbanding but i think they can make a new roster around their players but Maka was big part of Heretics.Jackz's bad performances are still ok for heretics and he can as long as he want for heretics.But i cant predict other player.I hope they wont disband they can still perform good.
2020-11-08 21:53
Can Kioshima leave too so new Heretics team can come to fruition. Get hadji and bodyy and heretics can be better I guess...
2020-11-08 14:29
ldlc ?
2020-11-08 14:46
retire again ig
2020-11-08 14:48
disband heretics soon, kio probably leave as well
2020-11-08 14:48
gl xms ! Hope you will not go to valorant ...
2020-11-08 14:50
1 reply
i mean even if the game is kinda shit this is an easy way to keep making money...
2020-11-08 15:06
1tap king
2020-11-08 14:52
+ JACKZ
2020-11-08 15:04
Didn't this guy retire in 2018? been following french cs awhile and he isn't even T3 player. Probably better he is standing down so herectics can have a real team again
2020-11-08 15:32
expected
2020-11-08 16:09
#60
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Bulgaria radofjc
XMS SICKEST ACE IN GAME EVER - WAITING FOR NEW OFFERS
2020-11-08 16:18
1 reply
#62
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Croatia nAmeless69
Yeah, that ACE was insane!
2020-11-08 16:50
XMS go ence for brrrrrrr
2020-11-08 16:49
#63
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Other weppeeh
who?
2020-11-08 17:17
#64
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Germany oloP
The only option for xms would be LDLC and it’s a worse team so idk why he would leave
2020-11-08 17:38
1 reply
he has mental issues.
2020-11-08 19:02
disband incoming + kio's carrer ending
2020-11-09 00:08
xms godsent/nochance/leftout/smash legend
2020-11-09 00:10
Who cares bout this garbage player? PepeLaugh
2020-12-03 18:23
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